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POLYguard™

POLYguard™ is our safe to touch, long life handrailing system.

The ergonomic rails and stanchions are made from very durable, high strength and high-grade glass fibre re-enforced Isophthalic polyester resin.

Pultruded at our factory in the UK to exacting quality standards; the handrail will outlast traditional metallic key klamp and wooden hand rails by many years, offering specifiers and users savings on whole of life ownership. We have eliminated the one drawback of the GRP key klamp style system: The assembly on site. This can be a ‘fiddly’ operation and take a long time to cut, drill and bolt fittings together in a less than ideal environment.

Being a UK manufacturer, it is efficient for us to cut stanchions to their finished length and to pre-drill holes that accept the moulded fitting bolts in line as the line is running. We can then pre-fit the moulded fittings required to make up one of four standard stanchion types, to suit straight runs, corners or changes in grade. These are cut to allow a 1.1m finished height. Middle rails are also supplied this way and cut to provide 1.2 metre centres on stanchions.

As most top rails run through the top moulded fitting; these are also cut to optimum 3.6 and 4.8 metres lengths; eliminating waste and matching up to the stanchion centres. The resultant pre-packed kits can save hours on site during the installation process and significant cost in material wastage. Needless to say; if you are still simply looking for a UK manufactured handrail with separate fittings we are only too pleased to provide these as components.

OFTEN OVERLOOKED FACT: Wastage on handrail lengths: Unfortunately; the majority of handrails sold in the UK are imported. To make this process efficient in container shipping from overseas lengths are optimised to containers and not the clients’ needs.

This can lead to a high level of wastage as this does not fit easily to the design spacing on handrails.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

NON-CORROSIVE

Our material cannot corrode or rot, is not affected by salts, water, oils, acids or alkaline. It is also unaffected by temperature variances. Thus; it’s lifespan is far superior to steel or wood based alternatives.

NON-CONDUCTIVE

No grounding to earth or bonding is required and so all products are ‘Touch-safe’ and ideal for locations near potential sources of electricity.

FAST TO INSTALL

When compared to traditional (GRP & Metal). Factory pre-cut, drilled and assembled components cut down drastically on installation times, wastage and issues relating to handling during logistic movements.

STRONG & COMPLIANT

Containing thousands of glass fibre strands, glass matting and veils; handrails are very strong and comply with BS 4592-0: 2006+A1:2012 for flooring, stair treads and handrails for industrial use.

MADE IN THE UK

Guaranteed quality: get what you expect and pay for.

UK PRODUCED AND UK DESIGNED

USAGE

POLYguard™ is ideal for use inside and around Sub-stations and near any live apparatus where it provides safety against electrical short hazard. Combined with GRP stairs and walkways it will completely remove this risk whilst extending the asset life for many years.  If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

POLYguard™ much like our POLYsade™ and POLYstrade™ ranges; is perfectly suited to the Rail environment. Electrical hazard elimination (non-conductivity) and long-term asset life (non-corrosion/long life) are the key benefits it provides.

Furthermore; POLYguard™ perfectly combines with our GRP Walkway, Platforms and Stair systems to offer a complete solution for station and network renewal. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

POLYguard™ is ideal for providing safe routes and barriers around chemical plants and factories alike. With excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals and corrosives including acids, alkalis, salt, petrol, diesel and water. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

POLYguard™, being non-corrosive in environments where water and chemicals are prevalent; is ideally suited for handrail use on Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) and similar ‘dirty water’ areas. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

POLYguard™ is ideal for use inside and around Sub-stations and near any live apparatus where it provides safety against electrical short hazard. Combined with GRP stairs and walkways it will completely remove this risk whilst extending the asset life for many years.  If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

POLYguard™ much like our POLYsade™ and POLYstrade™ ranges; is perfectly suited to the Rail environment. Electrical hazard elimination (non-conductivity) and long-term asset life (non-corrosion/long life) are the key benefits it provides.

Furthermore; POLYguard™ perfectly combines with our GRP Walkway, Platforms and Stair systems to offer a complete solution for station and network renewal. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

POLYguard™ is ideal for providing safe routes and barriers around chemical plants and factories alike. With excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals and corrosives including acids, alkalis, salt, petrol, diesel and water. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

POLYguard™, being non-corrosive in environments where water and chemicals are prevalent; is ideally suited for handrail use on Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) and similar ‘dirty water’ areas. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

TUBE

Complying with BSEN 13706 Parts 1 to 3:2002 for Re-Enforced Plastics Composites and BS 4592-0: 2006+A1:2012 for Flooring, stair treads and handrails for industrial use. Our tube is made in house in the UK to high quality standards. Tubes are cut to length on the line, with standard stock being 3 and 4.8 metre lengths. Yellow colour is also standard but Grey and other colours are available on request.

FITTINGS

Compression moulded in high strength GRP. The fittings fit to the tube by means of Stainless Steel threaded button headed bolts. They are available in a large range of fixed and variable angles, bends, joints and others to provide total flexibility when constructing your handrail system.

ELBOWS

90 Degree

 

120 Degree

 

Adjustable

JOINTS

3 Way 90 Degree

 

3 Way 60 Degree

 

4 Way 60 Degree

 

3 Way Corner

 

4 Way Corner

 

3 (& 4) Way Adjustable

BASES / FEET

3 Bolt Triangular

 

Side mount & 4 Bolt Square

Kick / Toe Plate

Kick / Toe Plate

Also complying with BSEN 13706 Parts 1 to 3:2002 for Re-Enforced Plastics Composites Kick Plate is made in house on our own lines. Kick plate is cut to length on the line, with standard stock being 3 and 4.8 metre lengths. Yellow colour is also standard but Grey and other colours are available on request.

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